Enliven exists to support individuals and organizations to live from authentic power, presence, and instinct in service of bringing forth a thriving, vital world for all.
Hi, I'm Spencer Honeyman, Founder of Enliven Academy.
I started Enliven out of the desire to create and support cultures where people feel alive, whole, and tapped into something essential. It is a surprisingly rare thing to be in such an environment; It takes both serious inner and outer work to make it real but we can't skirt around the effort needed. This time on Earth is much too tenuous and our work much too important to be operating within spaces of disconnection, inefficiency, frustration, and disempowerment.
I owe the inspiration of my work to a number of people. I've studied with two main teachers in coaching, facilitation, and group process over the last decade - Thomas Hübl & Diane Hamilton - both gems and amazingly bright, creative masters of process. Hatha yoga has been a practice of mine for almost 20 years with several main teachers and over the last 10 years in the tradition of Shadow Yoga through Scott Blossom who brings an incredible precision to subtle energy. Buddhist meditation is dear to my heart and I've worked most deeply in the Pointing Out the Great Way, Mahamudra style via Dan Brown. I've played music my whole life and I have trained with Dave Worm in the Art of Circlesinging as well as the body music community. I am deeply touched by the beauty of the Earth and its ancient forests, oceans, lakes, rivers, deserts, and mountains and often bring the elements or nature-based practices into my work. Integral and metamodern philosophy as well as the great traditions of mystical poetry also guide me in my journey to make sense of the world and offer something useful.
Thank you for visiting and I look forward to where collaboration could take us.
What People Are Saying:
"With a unique knowledge of wisdom practices and the Bay Area outdoors, and a gift for creating a special container that helped me get to greater internal clarity on something I've been wrestling with, Spencer's facilitation is highly recommended for anyone seeking to connect deeper to their purpose and how this purpose might be expressed."Premal Shah, President, Kiva.org
"Spencer gave us a really thoughtful and reflective tour through the Berkeley Hills under the supermoon. It was a chance to get an evening in nature just 45 min from San Francisco."Kenneth Howery, Partner, Founders Fund
" You bring a holistic approach, and an awareness to self, surroundings, and experience that is quite unique, nice, and refreshing. Afterwards, I felt much more open, aware, confident, excited, and at peace."Erin Coburn, Owner, Oakland Crush
"We’ve been nothing but satisfied with all of Spencer’s work. It has added to the vibrancy and community appeal of our projects. And we’re looking for ways to get his hands and expertise into more areas of our work."Jamie Choy, Senior Project Manager, Signature Develoment Group
"I love the fact that the process gave us a chance to connect with the invisible world, trust what we were sensing through our intuition and then combine it with our logic. It is a very grounding, practical process that I plan to incorporate in my projects and work."Chingwell Mutombu, Founder, Women's Healing Center Nigeria
"Spencer Honeyman is a fantastic facilitator who has helped our team dig deep and move with greater efficiency and power. He has an intuitive ability to sense what is needed on a project and then lead a team through a creative process that reveals important insights. His work has benefited our team tremendously."Samuel Bernier, Relationship and Career Coach
"The workshop which Spencer Honeyman lead was a real eye opener. He was able to relate techniques for bridging the world of creative visualization with diverse practical projects. I now have a powerful tool to continuously include people in a dynamic creative process while working with them."Laurie Winestock, Business Owner
"I've had the great pleasure of participating in a number of sessions led by Spencer Honeyman. As a facilitator, he is both playful and grounded. He also manages to strike a balance between structure and flexibility that provides clear direction while also allowing groups to move in an organic direction."Carlin Getliffe, Digital Strategy Consultant
Spencer is an experienced guide for individuals and groups going into their depths to find what matters most and then supporting its full expression above the surface. He is a graduate of Pomona College and a Certified Integral Facilitator with over a decade of study in transformational and intuitive processes with master teachers Thomas Hubl & Diane Hamilton in the subjects human development, group process, conflict resolution, and improvisation.
Spencer worked for 5 years as the Community Director at OpenDoor Coliving where he developed and facilitated trainings and support structures to assist 17+ intentional communities build & maintain healthy, self-organizing cultures. He has taught workshops on communication and group dynamics from MIT to Marrakesh where he helps groups to reconnect to and understand their own capacity to sense intuitive information and apply it to better inform their day-to-day decision-making. Spencer serves an associate at the organizational development firm Delta Developmental and has trained for over a decade in Shadow yoga, Tibetan meditation, and the improv musical form the Art of Circlesinging.
Spencer blends seriousness, play, spiritual practice, and grounded project-based skills to bring his clients into a higher state of collaboration and alignment with their personal & organizational purpose. Outside of Enliven, Spencer can be found making music with friends, hiking any number of California wildlands with his family, or building something with his hands in the studio.
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